my fears, incense compressed
through countless moments of forgotten vulnerability,
burn in the roaring fire of our hearts,
the smoke, a reminder of my fortitude,
the beautiful scent, a celebration of Love

melting into you, with you,
we enter a presence that needs nothing,
yet beckons us to live and love,
invites effortless hope,
a play of tears and laughter,
and smiles that could warm the sun